February 3, 1932 – April 26, 2023
LouAnn Weber passed away on April 26th at Pacific Springs in Omaha. She was 91. LouAnn was married to Del Weber, the chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. LouAnn had three children, eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was loved by her family.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, May 3rd at 11am at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church with Pastor Ashley Hall presiding. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Tabitha Hospice.
LouAnn was born on February 3, 1932 in Gordon, Nebraska, the oldest of three children born to Harvey and Louise Ross. She is survived by one sister Caroline Hoppe, one sister-sin-law Earline Ross, three children, Bill Weber and his wife Bobbi and their children Ella, Corrie, Geoff and his wife Emma, and Claire and her husband Ben Smith; Beth Bratches and her children Taylor, Chelsea, Wills and Charlie, and Kelly Maddalena and her husband Sam, and her three children Maddy Saner and her husband Matt, Andy Steeb, and Charlie Steeb and two great-grandchildren Leo Weber and Lucy Smith. She was proceeded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Del Weber, her brother Bob Ross, a son-in-law Bob Steeb, and her son-in-law Kurt Bratches.
LouAnn was born in Gordon, Nebraska, but was raised in Columbus, Nebraska. She lived in Minneapolis, Baltimore, Columbus Ohio, Lincoln Nebraska, Shaker Heights Ohio, Tempe Arizona, and Omaha for the last 45 years of her life, where she died. Before marriage she attended business school, and was good at accounting and finances. For most of her marriage she handled the family budget, until she suffered a stroke at 70, from which she made a miraculous recovery. For a few years she owned and ran a boutique store.
LouAnn was fondly called “Lannie” by her father. She married her high school sweetheart, Del Weber in Columbus, Nebraska. She loved to travel with Del and together they visited numerous countries and most of the 50 states. She enjoyed sewing and playing bridge. She and Del loved to spend time with their grandchildren. She was good at making friends. She was active in the community and in things like PEO. She read every evening. When her eyesight became bad, she turned to audio books. She was an avid Democrat, although her husband persuaded her to vote for Republicans in a surprising number of presidential elections. She and Del aways watched the nightly news.
Mom was the daily topic of her children’s and grandchildren’s conversations, especially over the last years of her life when she developed Alzheimers disease. To say that she was one of a kind is most certainly true and maybe an understatement! And though she could exasperate some of her children at times, nevertheless, she was loved by them all. We will miss her.
In place of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Tabitha Hospice, which did such a wonderful job of taking care of Mom during her last days on this earth.
LouAnn was a kind, gracious, and discerning friend who enriched our 13-year association with UNO and extended love affair with Omaha. Alongside a rewarding professional association, she and Del welcomed us into their hearts. We treasure the memories.